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43rd Academy Awards

43rd Academy Awards
File:43rd Academy Awards.jpg
Date Thursday, April 15, 1971
Site Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
Host None
Producer Robert Wise
Director Richard Dunlap
Best Picture Patton
Most awards Patton (7)
Most nominations Airport and Patton (10)
TV in the United States
Network NBC
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The 43rd Academy Awards were presented April 15, 1971 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. There was no host.

It was during this ceremony that George C. Scott became the first actor to reject an Oscar, claiming that the Academy Awards were "a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons."[1][dead link]

With her Best Supporting Actress win, Helen Hayes became the first performer to win Oscars in both lead and supporting categories (having won Best Actress 38 years before for The Sin of Madelon Claudet). She also has the record of having the biggest gap between acting wins.

This was the only time since the 2nd Academy Awards that all 5 nominees in Best Actress were first time nominees, as well as the last time that either lead acting category had all new nominees.

Also, this was the first Academy Awards since the 7th Academy Awards in which none of the nominees for the Academy Award for Best Actor had a previous nomination in that category.


Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2][3]

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Documentary Feature Best Documentary Short
Best Live Action Short Best Animated Short
Best Original Score (not a musical) Best Original or Adaptation Score
Best Original Song Best Sound Mixing
Best Foreign Language Film Best Costume Design
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing Best Visual Effects

Multiple nominations and awards



See also


  1. ^ TotalFilm. "Review of Patton". Retrieved 2006-04-24. 
  2. ^ The Official Acadademy Awards® Database
  3. ^ "The 43rd Academy Awards (1971) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-09-11.